Elementary Education

Elementary Education

TYPE: Major/Minor
DEGREE: B.A./B.S.
DEPARTMENT: Department of Education

LOCATION: Online

Teacher Education Programs

Founded in 1893 as the Superior Normal School, the University of Wisconsin-Superior was created to educate teachers. Since our founding, UW-Superior has been a frontrunner in the UW System for its offerings in PK-12 education. Teacher education graduates are highly regarded by their employers; and many have won teaching awards at the district, state, and national levels. Education students work with children in local classrooms early in their program. Our Field Experience Coordinator assists in finding each student an individual placement in a classroom. Education programs are subject to change to be in alignment with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.  

Employment Outlook

More than 90% of education graduates find jobs teaching in PK-12 schools, but some continue to graduate programs or the private sector.

While our programs are designed to align with Wisconsin state licensure requirements, many students apply for licenses in other states, such as Michigan and Minnesota. Students are encouraged to check with their state’s Department of Education to determine if there are additional requirements.

Program Options

Please note that the Education Department is in the process of phasing out the Elementary Education MC-EA program and introducing the new Elementary Education K-9 program. For the most recent updates and enrollment information, contact our Admissions Office at admissions@uwsuper.edu or 715-394-8230 .

Elementary Education K-9

This major prepares students to teach grades K-9 and requires the instruction minor. Additional licensure options in Early Childhood education and Special Education are currently in the approval process by the Wisconsin Department of Instruction and anticipated for Fall 2020.

Elementary Education EC-MC and/or MC-EA

Students currently enrolled in UW-Superior's Elementary Education EC-MC or MC-EA major are prepared to teach either grades PK-6 (age birth through age 12) or grades 1-8 (age 6 through age 13-14). This program is currently being phased out.

This major requires students to minor in one of the following subjects:

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Early Childhood Education

An Early Childhood Education minor would lead to licensure for PK-6 (age birth through age 12). This would allow you to work in early childhood/head start programs, 3k, 4k, and preschool classrooms.

Special Education

A Special Education minor would lead to licensure in grades 1-8 (age 6 through age 13-14) and grades 6-8 (age 12 through age 13-14) in a special education class setting. This licensable minor would be a cross-categorical license allowing one to teach individuals with a variety of disabilities.

Online Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

  • $305 per credit (typical course is three credits) 
  • $60 fee per course (administrative fee) 
  • $16 per credit (covers student services such as tutoring, career services, library and other services)

More information about tuition and fees.

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GRADUATE PROGRAMS

We have several Graduate-level programs available.

TEACHING K-12 AND HIGH SCHOOL

Interested in teaching high school or a K-12 subject -- physical education, art or music? See the secondary and K-12 teacher certification requirements in the course catalog or the Department of Education.